Renewed hopes of direct Cork Airport to USA flights

15 March 2016
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland has welcomed the news arising from today’s meeting between An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US President Barack Obama that there is “no political impediment” to the granting of a US foreign carrier permit to Norwegian International Airways to enable it to commence flights from Cork Airport to Boston later this year.

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“I’m delighted US President Barack Obama has confirmed that there is no political impediment to Norwegian International Airways commencing flights from Cork to Boston later this year,” said daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland.

“Norwegian International Airlines is fully committed to commencing new transatlantic flights from Cork this year and I am now urging our politicians to continue to maintain pressure on US administration officials to take action to grant the foreign carrier permit to Norweigan to allow the airline progress plans for its Cork-Boston service without delay.

“While I am grateful for today’s advancement I am deeply concerned that any further administrative delays on the US side could seriously damage this business,” Mr Toland added.

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